My dad has developed a lung disease and the cost of medicine in the US is very expensive. He wants me to ask if he is entitled at any medicines from the UK. I told him I would ask the question, does anyone know?
The short answer is no.
With the following being the most salient bits:
Your entitlement to free NHS treatment depends on the length and purpose of your residence in the UK, not your nationality.
You can receive free NHS hospital treatment if you:
- have been living legally in the UK for at least 12 months when you start treatment, and did not come to the UK for private medical treatment